The world's most expensive new car is now on the road – well, at least on the grassy exhibits and small streets of Italy during the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.
The one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire has gained notoriety not only because of its hefty £14-million price tag but also because of its status as the spiritual successor to Jean Bugatti’s personal Type 57 SC Atlantic that was lost during World War II.
The public debut of the La Voiture Noire during the 2019 Geneva Motor Show has caught the attention of the world; even its exit from the event grounds was interesting because of its prototype status.
Gallery: Bugatti La Voiture Noire
This time, however, the La Voiture Noire made a public appearance at the BMW Group-organised automotive event, which name translates to Competition of Elegance in Villa d'Este – quite fitting for the multi-million supercar. Even better, the video on top of this page shows the car outdoors under natural light.
Now, in case you're wondering, the La Voiture Noire shown in the video is still the electric prototype that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. That explains why there's no engine sound and the brake callipers spin with the wheels. If you recall, Bugatti said that it would need two to two and a half years to complete the production version of the La Voiture Noire.
So, yes, the one on the video doesn't have the quad-turbo W16 8.0-litre engine with 1,479 bhp and 1,180 pound-feet of torque that could be found in the Chiron, Chiron Sport, and Divo.
The owner of the La Voiture Noire is still a mystery at this point. It was previously reported that Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly bought the car, but the news was immediately debunked by the football superstar's PR team.